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I Am Holding On to Who I Truly Am

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    35 years ago, I fell in love for the first time. I had no idea he wouldn't love me back. He was, for after all the least popular of the many boys who crushed on me at that time. He...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F Mar 31

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    For the past two years I've been struggling with this depression and anxiety, I struggling every day to control my emotions and the temptation to end it all. I've attempted suicide...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I am an extremely loving, loyal, and compassionate person but have no one who truly cares about my well being... besides my little brother, who lives in another country :(
    loveandlighttoall loveandlighttoall 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    This is what someone else posted on FB: "Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I really need some advice on this because it is destroying me. Well it began when i met two women on the same night who are friends. We all got on well and had a laugh and a joke...
    uklondoner1 uklondoner1 31-35 Apr 3

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    I hate my personality. I wish I could just change, but sadly it really is a hard thing to do. I would often curse myself 'Why am I born like this?' Sometimes I would just cry all...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I just do. I can't walk with someone without holding his or her hands. I feel secured and not alone and I just love people who'll hold my hand even though they're kinda sweaty :/
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Many. ;3 Jesus. <3 Best friend ever. I may not be the best friend to Him though. I may not talk to Him as much as I should, rely on Him as much as I should...but He stays...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F Apr 15

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    I'm a heterosexual married man that prefers wearing skirts. Not flowery or frilly ones, just mostly plain color. It was my wife that actually suggested I try wear on a skirt one...
    Danny2024 Danny2024 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    A man and his wife were in a court for their divorce case. The Problem was who should get custody of the child. The wife screamed and jumped up and said: "You’re Honor. I...
    rogi123 rogi123 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The main problem I have with religion is the confidence most people hold for their own beliefs. They will discount any evidence that they could be wrong no matter how apparent that...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 9 mins ago

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    Any girl the age of 14-16 wana have a holding contest if so send an email 2 icausekillcams123@Gmail.com I love 2 hold I'm a male 15
    peelover891 peelover891 31-35, M Mar 28

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    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F Apr 9

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    It hurts when see someone say i love you and never act it ever. I want to feel loved as hell why i am always the one who say i love you and even mention the name of the one i am in...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was in a mental hospital. I received a letter saying that my boyfriend had committed suicide because he was stressed out about me being gone and that all my so what called...
    morganmavina morganmavina 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I've known my bf for around two years now, we had a rough beginning to our relationship (this was around May 2013), but in December he asked me to officially be his girlfriend. We...
    juliead juliead 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I do adore people who are not afraid to share their true feelings and emotions about things. I have always been someone who has always had a hard time sharing my thoughts and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    About 8-9 months ago, I was headed up the ladder with my career. I was managing a baby store, getting ready to take it over or move higher when I began to have seizures. They...
    DebbieCakes38 DebbieCakes38 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Inspirations for Transgender Christians. I hope you enjoy this inspiration as much as I did. 41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 2 days ago

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    Does it happen to everyone? Or is it just me. I'm not sure but one thing I do know is that I feel like no one truly likes me. I like to think Im a good person, that I'm nice and...
    xSummerofBiohazardx xSummerofBiohazardx 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    A gift I've had since I was In elementary school- being able to spend the whole day reading. Then In middle school I met a friend who I thought was a great match for me. We'd make...
    itskismet itskismet 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I know deep inside that I am a good person. I am often afraid I am not good enough. And I try even harder to be better. I struggle so much to forgive myself and be kind to myself...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F Mar 31

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    Last night I told a good friend of mine how I truly feel. She proceeded to tell me that I was none of those horrible things and I deserve happiness. I deserve someone to treat me...
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 16-17, F Apr 6

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    My dad is not a good father so I admire a man who's a good father and sometimes I wish my dad was like that.
    MelanesianTabby MelanesianTabby 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I met this person on EP. He was really sensible and nice. He was a Hindu(I'm a christian). I've never met such a person online. We talked about a lot of things. I was so...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I met this person on EP. He was really sensible and nice. He was a Hindu(I'm a christian). I've never met such a person online. We talked about a lot of things. I was so...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate who I am truly, I hate my looks, My personality and almost everything in my life. I beat myself up a lot and insult myself a lot. I am so negative to myself that I have no...
    TheOneWhoCouldnt TheOneWhoCouldnt 13-15 1 Response Mar 29

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    I've always been called a conspiracy theorist for obtaining primary human nature: being suspicious/cautious. I'm aware that the government is holding us in a soft prison, it's kind...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    If you have eyes and can see the difference in a sunlit day versus a moonlit night, then you can plainly see the difference in the way this person looks versus the next. I...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Lay it on me, feeling can never be shared if they are never told. Speak out if you wanna be heard. If you're afraid nothing will be solved. Only way to understand each other is to...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Ive spent all my life trying to live up to the expectations of everyone else around me... that i no longer have any clue who i truly am
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Feeling can never be shared if they are never told. Speak out if you want be heard. If you're afraid nothing will be solved. Only way to understand each other is to share your...
    robbie1280 robbie1280 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I am a qualified nurse and although I have really enjoyed nursing, now I am seriously thinking about leaving... I have just moved to a new place far away from my family, I'm alone...
    ElliePooky ElliePooky 22-25 1 Response Apr 10

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    Be with a man who you truly deserves :)
    Jjsunshine Jjsunshine 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He is my coworker. I know, I know, getting involved with someone at work isn't exactly the brightest thing to do but it happened. I couldn't help it, my feelings are too strong...
    applef applef 18-21 3 days ago

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    So I started talking to this guy late June of last year. He was great and I fell for him very fast. I got into a very bad car accident and was lucky to get out of it with no severe...
    Rachellie Rachellie 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    He wasn't necessarily the sole root of my transformation, but he undoubtedly helped me in a way I can't describe. Spring break I met a boy on a cruise two years older than me...
    sabzz7 sabzz7 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was in a relationship last year with a white gentleman that lasted 10 months. I truly felt I was in love with him and our relationship was developing well. The day after my...
    Kanela24 Kanela24 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I constantly battle depression and anxiety, i don't remember the last time I was truly happy, I hide my emotions very well and I try not to let things get the best of me, I hate...
    Claxe Claxe 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have been in love with a guy for such a long time and we had an on and off relationship which was long distance. Every time we broke up it hurt me and he would constantly tell me...
    DomoNagron DomoNagron 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm going thru depresin coming to realize why I'm not trusted because I've never had any kids of my own flesh and blood and will due to medical reasons people do not trust or like...
    Herefornow9 Herefornow9 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I like to listen and truly do care so if you need to talk and want advice my inbox is always open!
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I think I found true love. If this isn't it then I really don't know what is. The other day he said he wanted to tell me how he felt about me. So, on Skype he said, he may reply...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F Apr 6

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    This is something I'm getting better at the older I get! :) But I truly admire the bravery and confidence it takes when someone is not afraid to be themselves, is not afraid to be...
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all". I don't think so, In my opinion if you truly love you can never lose.
    Eldokmery Eldokmery 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For a long time it was just me and my parents. I had an estranged brother who ran off got married and took his wife's last name. I could never understand nor fully forgive my own...
    VacuumedThoughts VacuumedThoughts 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Call me old fashioned, but I actually take relationships seriously and wholeheartedly.. IF I HAD ONE!
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Women are human beings. Women are not just for sex. Women have brains. Women are not just faithless ho's who cheat on every man that's around them. Stop generalizing. I am so sick...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 16 Responses Mar 25

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    Hey, you! Yea, you! The one who thinks they aren't small enough, not skinny enough, not funny enough, not cool enough, and not good enough. The one who may think all these things...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 29

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